CONMEBOL sets meeeting with Mexican fed
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has scheduled a meeting for June 1 in Nassau, Bahamas, with the Mexican Football Federation to try and resolve the differences that led to Mexico abandoning the Copa Libertadores.
"There has always existed a predisposition to solve differences that under no circumstances can be attributed to CONMEBOL," CONMEBOL media representative Nestort Benitez told reporters. "The situation [that led to Mexico's rupture with CONMEBOL] has been unfortunate for all of us."
The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) announced the withdrawal of its clubs from CONMEBOL after the negativity of South American clubs Nacional and Sao Paolo to play against San Luis and Chivas de Guadalajara in the Libertadores finals for fear of the AH1N1 outbreak in Mexico.
The CONMEBOL meeting with FMF, which will coincide with FIFA's executives meeting set for June 2-4 in Nassau, will look to resolve their issues before deciding on the Copa Sudamericana group drawing and Copa America adjustments, both tournaments in which Mexico also participates in.
"The meeting has been scheduled," assured Benitez of the imminent meeting between CONMEBOL president Nicolas Leoz and FMF representatives.
CONMEBOL had already set a meeting between its national associations which will focus on 14 subjects looking to improve their confederation with Mexico's participation in future South American competitions being one of their focal points.